Businesses for Sale in South Africa

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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

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Solar Project For Sale with Take-off Agreement

North West (NW)

Asking Price

R 3,375,000,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Full purchase or investment As a country, South Africa has been viewed as one of the largest solar markets on the continent. This is borne out by the fact that the country’s installed PV capacity of 2.5GW is definitely the biggest in Africa regarding operational solar systems. The opportunity now exists to purchase a solar farm to be established in the North West Province of South Africa. Type of Project - 1000MWp - First phase 250MWp Energy Generation Project – Solar PV Technology, Grid Tie, generating electricity during all sunshine hours per day. Income Stream: The SPV will sell electricity generated by the proposed plant to an already identified client at an agreed and commercially viable c/kWh basis. Funding Requirement: At an estimated exchange rate of USD: ZAR of 15 the requirement in ZAR is R3,375,000,000 excluding all taxes, VAT and levies that might be applicable. Bankable Power Purchase Agreement with the proposed off-taker. Proposed Project Start Date: 2021 Proposed Completion Date: Within 18 – 24 months from the start date. Payback period at 100% Equity: 15 years Development Fee and First Phase Capital Requirement: For the project to proceed, it is estimated that 12% of the capital value = R405,000,000 is required. Investors also welcome. Contact me today for more details about this exciting opportunity.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 3252

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Renewable Energy Project with 25 Year Take-off Agreement

Limpopo (LP)

Asking Price

R 1,080,000,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Full buy-out or investment options available. The primary sources of renewable energy in South Africa are solar, wind, hydroelectric and biomass. Investment in renewable energy in SA can provide decent jobs and increase skills. SA is a solar-rich country with one of the highest solar resources in the world. An established company in the energy space, focusing on renewable energy projects specifically in South Africa and the Africa continent is looking for investors or buyers for a viable, profitable and feasible renewable energy project in Limpopo Province of South Africa. About this project in the Limpopo Province of South Africa: Type of Project - 80MW Energy Generation Project – Solar PV Technology, Grid Tie, generating electricity during all sunshine hours per day. Income Stream: The SPV will sell electricity generated by the proposed plant to an already identified client at an agreed and commercially viable c/kWh basis. Funding Requirement: At an estimated exchange rate of USD: ZAR of 15 the requirement in ZAR is R1,080,000,000 excluding all taxes, VAT and levies that might be applicable. Bankable Power Purchase Agreement with the proposed off-taker for a period of 25 years. Proposed Project Start Date: 2021 Proposed Completion Date: Within 18 – 24 months from the start date. Payback period at 100% Equity: 15 years Development Fee and First Phase Capital Requirement: For the project to proceed, it is estimated that 12% of the capital value = R129,600,000 is required. Contact me today for more details about this exciting opportunity!
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 3251

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Renewable Energy Project - 4 Farms - with 25 Year Take-off Agreement

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,134,000,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Full buy-out or investment options available. A South African company with its goal to become a successful Independent Power Producer (IPP) of renewable and clean energy is well-positioned and plans to develop more than 5000MWp Solar PV projects, small hydro generation as a combination between pump storage and run of river hydro, 400MW Wind and 150MW biomass by 2025. Investors or equity partners sought: Type of Project: 84MW x 4 Energy Generation Project – Solar PV Technology, Grid Tie, generating electricity during all sunshine hours per day. Funding Requirement: At an estimated USD 0.9 per Watt Peak (all DC / AC & Aux costs included) the requirement is USD 75,600,000million. At an estimated exchange rate of USD: ZAR of 15 the requirement in ZAR is R1,134,000,000 excluding all taxes, VAT, and levies that might be applicable. Proposed Project Start Date: 2021 Proposed Completion Date: Within 18 - 24 months from the start date. Development Fee and First Phase Capital Requirement: For the project to proceed, it is estimated that 12% of the capital value = R136,080,000 is required to complete the development and secure the land and final statutory approvals. Guarantees proposed • Bankable Power Purchase Agreement with the proposed off-taker for a period of 25 years • Solar PV plant/assets to be constructed For more details about this opportunity, please enquire now!
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

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Manufacturing & Repairs - Forestry Industry

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 495,000

Annual Turnover

R 618,378

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

The niche manufacturing business is based in George, Garden Route, Western Cape. The company focuses on manufacturing specialized equipment and devices for the forestry industry as well as the supply, maintenance, and manufacturing of fire-fighting equipment. The business is also involved in the treatment of PSHB infected trees in the Garden Route area. The company has a diversified engineering workshop offering precision and general engineering solutions to the Southern Cape market. Their background and vast experience in forestry, manufacturing forestry equipment, engineering and business enable them to understand and deal with forestry research and development issues. The business does the maintenance on the towns emergency vehicles and two other corporate companies. There are a few projects that are currently ongoing. The business outsources some work to reputable engineering shops. On offer is 100% shares in the private company for R495,000. The seller is selling for health reasons. This is the ideal opportunity for someone with an engineering, mechanical or technical background. The business has huge potential in the hands of a younger, energetic entrepreneur. The opportunity is priced to sell quick.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 3241

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Operational Cement Plant and Mine

International Opportunities

Asking Price

R 1,795,000,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Developed with state of the art equipment, this plant is the most modern in Africa. The mine sources the supply of lime from its own mine which has a lifespan of over 300 years. Currently, the plant sustainably produces cement of international quality for both the local, as well as for export markets. It has a production capacity in excess of a million tonnes per annum. Since its establishment, the plant has been able to supply various types of consistent high-quality cement. On offer is 70% interest in this operational cement plant and mine for 112mil. The total asset value of this company is in excess of 3 billion. The cement plant and mine have a fully qualified management team in place. A full buy-out will also be considered. Proof of funds will be required before any further information is disclosed. Contact me now for more details on this exciting opportunity! NO brokers and agents please.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 3214

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Linen & Decor Manufacturer

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,315,700

Annual Turnover

R 2,172,959

Monthly Profit

R 32,866

Well established and profitable linen & accessory business operating in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. The business has been operating for nearly 30x years and has built a good reputation supplying linen and related goods to various industries including hospitality, retail, and public sector entities. Fabrics are purchased from reputable mills and tried and tested by large industrial laundries, all products are manufactured to SABS standards. Their range of products includes bed linen, towels as well as various linen products used in conferencing and banqueting including table cloths, overlays, napkins, and display cloths. Materials are sourced from local suppliers and the business is exporting to selected African countries.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 3191

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HVAC Contractor for Sale

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 5,575,000

Annual Turnover

R 8,650,412

Monthly Profit

R 81,023

Are you looking for a solid business with strong growth potential? This companys core business is to serve the HVAC industry with products including Air-conditioning, Filtration, Refrigeration & Ventilation. They offer all-round services, covering technical consultation, a guide to selection, centralized solution design, technical support, commissioning, maintenance, servicing, and visit and inspection, Integrated services are reflected throughout the entire service life of the products. The well trained and skilled staff ensure the fully operational sheet metal workshop delivers a product of high standards and quality. They manufacture products to the customers requirements, which makes this a unique business. The company enjoys recurring income from a well-established, return customer base. This company is well-established and has a strong reputation as a specialist in its field. The ideal buyer should have good communication skills and should enjoy working with people. Customer service orientated entrepreneurs will fit the picture perfectly. The opportunity might also be of interest to an entrepreneur with an engineering background, though we want to emphasize that an engineering background is not a prerequisite to own this business. If you are a problem solver by nature, this might be an opportunity to develop your innovative problem further solving skills. Included in the sale are a full commercial website and online store. The asking price excludes stock of R150,000 and VAT.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Building and Construction

Ref: 3175

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Tool Hire Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 7,525,000

Annual Turnover

R 14,211,384

Monthly Profit

R 181,667

Opportunity to acquire a leading Tool Hire business in Cape Town. The business has been operating successfully for multiple years by the same owner and has established itself as the leader in the industry. They are located in an industrial hub well positioned to support the needs of a wide selection of commercial and private customers. The business is well-positioned on a busy road close to main access routes with good branding exposure. They have an extensive range of equipment to support a variety of needs, their commercial customers include large national & multinational businesses. The business imports select tool brands directly, all equipment is of high quality, and repairs are done on-site by skilled professionals. The business also offers clients a delivery service, they have established and long term relationships with a number of commercial customers.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Furniture/Timber

Ref: 3172

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Wood Furniture Manufacturing Business

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,520,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,942,692

Monthly Profit

R 13,937

A well-established Wood Furniture Manufacturing business for sale in Garden Route, Western Cape. This is a well-equipped factory with well-trained staff. This profitable business specializes in manufacturing custom made wood furniture to order from solid rare woods such as Blackwood, American Ash, and other fine hardwood species. Their clientele is resellers, guest houses, lodges, private customers all over South Africa and neighboring Africa countries. The right owner for this business doesnt need to be an expert in wood manufacturing because the experience Workshop Manager and his well-trained staff would look after the manufacturing. The new owner can focus on finance and marketing the business. The price included assets of R800,000. Excluded finished products: New owner can negotiate to take over if required. Price excluded VAT
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 3113

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Interior Design and Manufacturing Business

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 5,800,000

Annual Turnover

R 8,616,506

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

This very successful residential, commercial and industrial interior design and manufacturing business is based in the fast-growing Garden Route. This is sought-after built-in cabinetry (including but not limited to kitchens) design and manufacturing company servicing the top & exclusive end of the market including residents in luxury lifestyle estates. Their services include concept and interior planning for corporate, hospitality, and recreational spaces as well as cabinetry. The company holds two exclusive agencies for plumbing ware and appliances. The business is manager-run with the support of a professional reliable team, with little owner involvement. The buyer need not have any interior design background, though it will be beneficial. The seller will stay on for one month to ensure a smooth transition and will be available for another 3 months to support the new owner. The asking price excludes stock of ± R200,000 and VAT. With a confirmed order book of more than R5m filling the pipeline for 2021, this is no doubt a sustainable business offering great growth potential in a highly desired market segment. The buyer will have the option to also purchase the building which is not included in the asking price.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 3012

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Interior Design & Manufacturing

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,675,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,312,588

Monthly Profit

R 62,416

Since 2009, this successful and profitable interior design and furniture manufacturing business has been beautifying homes and commercial properties. The business is based in the Garden Route. This operation has an in-house upholstery workshop and furniture manufacturing division that makes this a one-stop service shop for all interior needs. The staff are skilled and experienced to refurbish, re-upholster and design and manufacture according to the clients requirements. The company shares longstanding relationships with national and international reputable suppliers. The business has a customer base in both the residential and commercial markets, servicing the middle to higher LSM section of the market. This is the ideal opportunity for a husband and wife team who are business savvy and have a background in the interior design or manufacturing industry. Asking price excludes stock of ± R600,000 and VAT.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Furniture/Timber

Ref: 3005

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Manufacturer - Wholesale and Retail

Mpumalanga (MPL)

Asking Price

R 8,362,500

Annual Turnover

R 10,142,080

Monthly Profit

R 133,589

Top wood manufacturer and factory with a strong client base and a great track record are now available. One stop Factory for all your solid woodwork, cut and edge, wrap, laminate, and granite tops requirements. Build and installation of kitchens, doors and special custom products for wholesale and DIY projects. In house 3D design work further supports the DIY and contractors market. This business opened its door in 1997 and is a beacon in the Highveld area and is a well-known landmark known for its superior products and services. The area is an economic growth point in Mpumalanga, and with Sasol and subsidiary companies, it has a large financially strong client base. A significant opportunity for growth exists for the new owner as this factory can use its dominant position to develop the area to Nelspruit where no competition exists today. The knowledge and capacity of current teams could give an inexperienced owner enough support and confidence to grow into the business. A decent hand-over and training plan will further equip the new owner. Asking price includes property and building but excludes stock of approximately R 450 000 and VAT.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 3000

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Water Treatment & Energy Solutions Company

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 4,240,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,741,529

Monthly Profit

R 81,704

Southern Africa is entering an era of water uncertainty, both in terms of quantitative resources (not enough water) as well the increasing lack of water quality for human and agricultural consumption. This business delivers a high in demand and much-needed service providing solutions through the supply or design of cost-effective water treatment and recycling systems that allow Southern Africans to improve the quality of life now and into the future. On offer is 100% shares in a successful company based in the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa. This company serves the growing need in water treatment (primarily) and alternative residential and light commercial energy (secondary) supply solutions in Southern Africa. The business model is built on the principle that the operation can serve client needs related to water treatment and energy via sustainable and cost-effective solutions. The clients needs are determined and analyzed and a customized solution is designed, manufactured and installed in line with the clients budgets and operating needs. Post-installation servicing and maintenance are provided to all systems installed. This successful business, imports products which are used to manufacture custom-designed commercial, industrial and large residential renewable energy systems. These units are either supplied and installed for clients nationally in South Africa or exported depending on the client’s needs. The business has been in operation for more than 12 years and has a national and international customer base. It has an excellent reputation and is one of the only service providers of its kind in Southern Africa. This is the ideal opportunity for someone with plumbing or commercial electrical experience, or an entrepreneur with experience in the renewable energy field. The seller is approaching retirement age and will also consider selling a majority share to an active, working partner while he (the seller) retains a minority share in the company with an exit strategy agreement. Alternatively, the business can be bought with the sellers commit to an extended period of assistance to ensure a smooth handover and transition. This is a great opportunity that requires an owner with good management skills who will be hands-on involved in the day to day operations of the business. The selling price includes stock of no less than R1m.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 836

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Signage Solutions Company

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 16,725,000

Annual Turnover

R 20,488,400

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Well established signage business based just outside Cape Town, Western Cape with over a decades experience in the signage industry. Conveniently located with easy access to main routes the business maintains, designs, manufactures, and installs signage solutions across all provinces. This owner-operated business boasts with an impressive list of customers and multiple blue-chip companies across various industries including FMCG, banking industry & restaurant chains. The business specializes in a wide range of internal and external signage solutions. They have a very experienced and highly skilled workforce with a substantial factory and production plant. This is a unique opportunity for a service orientated entrepreneur wishing to hit the ground running by taking over a secure established income stream from a stable business operation. Financials available and all figures can be verified. This long-established and profitable business shows consistent year-on-year growth. The seller is prepared to stay on for an extended period if needed. The asking price excludes stock and works in process (value approximately R1.2m) and VAT.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 780

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Niche Ceiling Fan Assembling Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 6,370,000

Annual Turnover

R 5,854,212

Monthly Profit

R 140,797

Are you a hands-on entrepreneur with strong marketing and financial management skills? This is a business that will offer you a secure and above-average income, while you enjoy a quality lifestyle in the Western Cape. The company is a leader in the luxury ceiling fan market throughout Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. It manufactures as well as imports top-end handcrafted timber ceiling fans and has built up over two decades a loyal customer following amongst leading interior designers, architects, property and hotel developers as well as discerning private residential homeowners. Having fully recovered after the lockdown this profitable niche business is virtually recession-proof and is well-placed to take advantage of the long-term growth in the tourism industry as well as the trend toward green and eco-efficient building and design solutions. The business is presently owner-run with a small complement of highly skilled production staff. Labour -intensive aspects of the manufacturing process are outsourced resulting in little need for workforce supervision and management. The company administration is impeccable, and the owners are offering for sale 100% of the shares in the Company. The asking price includes a tangible net asset value of not less than R2.1m. All financial figures can be verified.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 756

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Successful Manufacturing Company

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 18,000,000

Annual Turnover

R 9,863,864

Monthly Profit

R 169,272

• This profitable manufacturing company allied to the building and civil engineering industry was started in 2007 • The well-positioned building is also for sale and the property value is growing in the area • Opportunity also exists to rent out the top floor • Staff experience of over 40 years combined • The business can operate 100% with the current management team allowing the new owner to concentrate on new avenues • The business has a well-established client base • All products are high quality and are SABS approved • Certain products are accredited for SABS EU standards • Many growth opportunities via scaling • Infrastructure well poised to increase production to support sales in excess of R2 million per month • Staff incentive schemes have been implemented • The state-of-the-art equipment allows for custom made products able which could be supplied internationally
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 717

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Profitable Manufacturing Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 3,345,000

Annual Turnover

R 13,684,618

Monthly Profit

R 54,669

• This business established in 2003 • The business is at the forefront of the supply and manufacturing of niche products for the building industry • The business is MEIBC Compliant • All products are manufactured in house using top quality SABS approved materials • They also offer a light engineering service centre which can cut and bend almost any flat plate or sheeting • Target market is Building companies, Hire companies, Hardware stores and Building supply stores • Stock can be ordered as and when needed to facilitate orders • Machinery can be utilized for the manufacturing of various non-core products which can create more opportunities for more diverse product offerings • Various growth opportunities exist • The engineering workshop can produce a variety of different products • The hiring of products to the industry has not been investigated and can be a new source of income • Asking Price excludes VAT
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Industrial Manufacturing

Building and Construction

Ref: 630

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Multi-Discipline Roofing Contractor

KwaZulu - Natal (KZN)

Asking Price

R 1,784,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,034,123

Monthly Profit

R 59,270

This is a commercial and industrial roofing contractor which has succeeded for over 20 years, through good times and tough times. The business also applies specialist coatings where needed. The staff are well skilled and they add to the loyalty factor of the market towards this business. Boasting a 6-month order book at times, the business needs a new owner who is technical and who can manage the staff teams and the clients, some of whom are large contractors. The Asking Price is very reasonable, with an excellent Return on Investment. This ROI can be considered even better due to the forward-order book. Here is a solid opportunity for a seasoned contractor/entrepreneur wanting an excellent return for their investment and time! Sensible offers will be considered.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Building and Construction

Ref: 629

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Steel Product Fabrication Enterprise

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 8,920,000

Annual Turnover

R 13,465,922

Monthly Profit

R 310,104

This is a significant business that adds value to steel in almost every possible way. Servicing several industries, including the security industry, no job is too small with all work attracting the same dedicated level of service and quality attention. Very well positioned near major access routes in this Garden Route town, the business has stood the test of time. The company specializes in customized stainless steel and mild steel product fabrication and structural steelworks. Bending and rolling steel tubing into various shapes is part of the daily manufacturing process. Their speciality is building balustrades as well as staircases using stainless and other steel materials. The business also manufactures gates and safety fences from galvanized steel. General maintenance and repairs pertaining to the steel industry generate an additional source of income. The company has shown strong consistent growth with a simple business strategy, shape our growth to suit the customers needs. The asset base is extensive and in working condition. The premises are for sale to the buyer and will be a separate transaction to the business sale. If you are a service-driven, hands-on entrepreneur this is the ideal business for you. The asking price excludes VAT and stock of approximately R1m.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 598

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Aluminium Framed Glass & Door Fitter & Installer

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 4,995,500

Annual Turnover

R 11,343,434

Monthly Profit

R 153,360

This well-established business has been trading for more than 3 decades. They have earned a solid reputation in the industry, servicing the greater Garden Route region. The business specialises in the fitment and installation of top quality aluminium products that are stylish enough to be used in modern residential developments and tough enough to be used in both commercial and industrial applications. Amongst the work that they undertake are sliding doors, aluminium windows, enclosing of outdoor areas such as balconies, shopfitting, and other aluminium and glass requirements. The company is a market leader with a substantial competitive advantage due to its size and capabilities. There are proven systems and experienced staff in place. The owner’s focus has successfully been to be unique and dynamic in the quality of products manufactured and services offered to clients and this sets them apart from their competitors. Most of the work comes from repeat customers. The owner oversees the business operations in a management capacity, backed by an experienced operations manager. This is an exceptional business with a premium market share in the region, and trades successfully year on year, with growth and excellent opportunities for future growth. Offering a 37% return on investment, this sustainable business is the ideal opportunity to consider if you are looking to enjoy a quality lifestyle in the Garden Route! The seller will consider reasonable offers. Asking price excludes VAT and stock of R400,000.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 531

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Office Furniture Manufacturer

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 10,000,000

Annual Turnover

R 21,653,679

Monthly Profit

R 200,621

This profitable and successful manufacturing concern was established more than 20 years ago, operating from the Garden Route, servicing clients nationally. This business is one of the top leading and most trusted workplace furniture manufacturers, supplying a network of established clients both in the wholesale and retail market in South Africa. This is the ideal business offering a quality lifestyle in the Garden Route while servicing a client base with a national footprint. This operation offers diverse income streams. Exceptional growth in the 2019/2020 financial year shows a 14% increase in turnover, with net profits increasing by 21%. The seller is prepared to stay on for a period to ensure smooth handover and transition. Included in the selling price are assets to the value of more than R 7,295,000 which includes delivery vehicles. Selling price excludes stock of R 2,200,000 and VAT. The option to purchase the building can also be discussed.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 451

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Fully Equipped Engineering Workshop

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 2,230,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,893,858

Monthly Profit

R 130,073

• Long established family run engineering workshop • The current owner has opted to retire after 35 successful years • this is a profitable and easily managed business. • Offering various solutions to the trade as well as the man on the street • There is vast client base providing continuous work flowing through the workshop • Current clients include state-owned entities as well as established businesses in the private sector • The workshop contains a high asset list of well-maintained machinery that will ensure productivity is maintained • Fully operational business will ensure rewards from day one • The selling price excludes stock and VAT
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 443

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Engineering Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,450,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,815,000

Monthly Profit

R 70,000

This well-established engineering business that is based in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, is now for sale due to the current owner wanting to retire. The business has built up a loyal customer base of both architects and interior designers who specify work for their clients. Projects include large shopping centers, staircases for houses, commercial buildings, and residential commissions. The business is located in a small industrial unit with very low overheads and specialized industrial machinery. It has been established since 2007 and currently shows a very strong net profit. This is an ideal opportunity for someone in this industry wanting to relocate to Cape Town and expand on an existing and profitable business, or an existing business wanting to expand their customer base. There is a complement of 4 full-time staff members and the owner is prepared to have a hand-over period and consult if required.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 416

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Profitable Automated Manufacturing Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 505,800

Annual Turnover

R 4,069,992

Monthly Profit

R 30,000

• This business is a supplier of industrial equipment • Specialising in the setting up of start-up business entrepreneurs in the manufacturing industry • They specialize in automated manufacturing machines including toilet paper processing machines and corrugated iron roof roll forming machines. • The business also provides a service of designing and building factories for the business start-up if required. • The company ensures that all the clients needs are met right from the beginning • Offering excellent service to customers from order to delivery, as well as training. • The business is able to service and supply clients throughout South Africa as well as across border • The toilet paper processing line consists of 3 machines for R505,800; [a rewinding and gluing machine, a cutting machine, and a sealing and packaging machine]. This production line is simple to use and only requires 3 people to operate it. • You also have the option to purchase a fully automated toilet roll paper core making machine for R336,300; [this automatically manufactures the cardboard core of the toilet rolls]
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 335

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Decor, Furniture Manufacturer

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 2,860,000

Annual Turnover

R 6,671,642

Monthly Profit

R 108,333

This well established, family furniture emporium provides decorators and clients alike with professional advice and service, custom-built luxury furnishings and accessories all under one roof. The business was established, by the current owner, in 1994 and is situated in the heart of the Garden Route. This interior decor company with factory on-premises services both the home and leisure industries with decor custom made furniture, curtains, blinds, shutters, upholstery, and fabrics. Experienced fitters and seamstresses, on-site, manufacture these custom luxury furnishings and accessories both indoor and outdoor. The current owners concentrate on marketing, sales, and administration while a Management structure handles the day-to-day running of the business. The business is ideal for a creative person who enjoys design, a good income (ROI of over 40% !), and living in an upmarket environment. The asking price R2,860,000 excludes stock of R450,000 and VAT.
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  7. I accept that I am responsible for verifying facts and figures to satisfy myself, as to the accuracy of information during any due diligence I/we may choose to carry out.
  8. For the purpose of this agreement the “Confidential Information” means any idea, concept, data, document, drawing, schematic, business, technical, financial, operational, administrative, marketing, economic and other information and material of a proprietary nature, about or concerning or relating to the business whether in oral form or in eye, machine or electronic readable form and includes information and material contained in any memorandum, report and/or other document prepared for either party hereto by an third party.
  9. In the event that a suitable business opportunity is found in using the services of a Businesses4Sale South Africa and in the subsequent event that I should wish to present an offer to purchase such business, then prior to the commencement of the “Offer to Purchase” process, and should I be called to do so, I agree to willingly submit a consumer credit report.
  10. If I decide not to proceed with the investment, I agree to immediately return to Businesses4Sale South Africa all written information supplied and retain no copies.
  11. I agree that, in the event of a breach of trust in the above, the Seller can take whatever action they deem necessary to recover any cost of damage caused by such breach.
  12. By my signature hereto, I attest that all the above information is true and corect.
  13. Electronic signatures: This agreement and related documents entered into in connection with this agreement are signed when a party’s signature is delivered by email or another electronic medium. These signatures will be treated in all respects as having the same force and effect as original signatures
  14. Please note: Proof of funds will be required before release of financials and start of the due diligence.

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Questions about buying a business in South Africa

Most of the businesses for sale with us are valued on the following;

  • The amount of money they earn
  • The desirability of the industry
  • The associated risk factors

Higher prices will be paid for businesses in more desirable industries that are operating in a market perceived as low risk. These types of businesses are in strong demand. Therefore, the value of the business will be greater than for one in a less sought-after industry and perceived to have a higher risk factor attached to it, even though both businesses may make the same amount of money.

Most small owner-operated businesses are valued according to the cash surplus available to the owner. Depending on the industry this will vary. The amount will depend on factors such as the industry, location and length of time in business.

Larger businesses are valued on either a return on investment (ROI) or a price to earnings ratio (PE). Once again this will vary depending on the industry and the amount of net profit generated by the business.
When you have your first meeting with one of our business brokers, they will give you an overview of the values of businesses within the industry sectors of interest to you.

Some industries are very sought after, and newly listed businesses sell quickly. To ensure you are aware of new listings we provide a unique service by sending you an automatic email with details of any new listings that match the criteria you have pre-selected when registering for this exclusive service.
Our business brokers can register you, or you can do it online through the Register toolbar.
Many of the businesses we list are sold before they are advertised. By registering to buy a business, you will receive priority notification of all appropriate new listings from any one of our team of brokers, not just from the broker you have initially met with.

If you are serious about buying a business, you should make an appointment with one of our specialist business brokers who is knowledgeable in the industry sector that interests you. Our business brokers specialise in the sale of businesses in which they have prior industry experience thus giving you access to industry-specific knowledge. Your broker will ask specific questions in order to find the business that is best suited to your requirements. And don’t forget to search for businesses for sale by using the Businesses4Sale search bar.

You will be asked to sign a Deed of Confidentiality before receiving confidential information on any business you are contemplating buying. This protects the owner of the business by ensuring the information you receive will be treated as confidential and not passed on to other parties. Business owners want to be assured that the information given out to a pre-qualified buyer will be treated in confidence.

Once you have decided to buy a business, you will benefit from an initial meeting with one of our brokers, and they will have your name in mind when any new business becomes available.

When you initially look at a business, certain information will be supplied. However, in some cases, the owner of the business will be reluctant to reveal too much about the business until an offer is made. Many aspects in the operation of a business are commercially sensitive and confidential, thus a business owner would not be wise to disclose all until a prospective purchaser has indicated a serious intention to purchase by making a conditional offer.

 

A conditional offer is normally subject to the purchaser performing due diligence, a process whereby you as the purchaser requests, for scrutiny, specific information on the operation of the business. The owner will supply this information under due diligence. The buyer must maintain the strictest of confidentiality through this process and must not disclose any information to other parties except any professional advisors they are using in the process.

 

The due diligence process is for the benefit of the purchaser, giving you time to complete the verification process. If satisfied with the end result, the agreement proceeds, and you become the proud owner of your new business. If, however, you are not satisfied with the results of the due diligence, then the owner is advised accordingly, and the agreement comes to an end. The deposit money held in trust is refunded in full.

Before you begin looking to buy a business the first step is to work out what money you have available. There is no point in looking at businesses for sale that are beyond what you can afford. Calculate how much cash you have available and what other assets such as property you could borrow against.

 

When dealing with a business broker tell them how much you have to invest, then they will direct you to suitable businesses within your price range. The business broker will also know which businesses for sale are more suitable to finance, or if the current owner is prepared to finance some of the purchase price. If the broker knows what funds you have available, this will help them to help you.

 

With some types of business, it can be difficult to borrow money using just the business as security, due to the difficulty a bank may have in securing its loan. i.e. a retail store’s asset is the stock which it is constantly selling off. Therefore, the bank would not have any actual security. If you have a house or investment property, you may be able to use this as security for a mortgage to buy the business, thereby requiring very little actual cash.

Once again, buying a business through a broker will help you in this process. The business broker will explain the process to you and guide you through it.

The business broker will prepare the sale and purchase agreement for you. This is the document used for making an offer to purchase the business and needs to include special conditions to protect you throughout the process. Likewise, the owner of the business will want to know that the confidentiality of his business is protected through this process.

 

The agreement contains conditions that protect you, the purchaser and also the owner of the business. The document details information regarding the business along with the price you are offering and the special conditions relative to the offer. At this stage, you will also need to pay a deposit. If you are buying through a licenced Real Estate company such as Businesses4Sale the deposit is held in a trust account until the agreement becomes unconditional. If the conditions upon which you are prepared to buy the business are not met, then your deposit is refunded in full without any deductions. The trust account is audited and operated under very strict legal requirements.

 

Before signing the agreement, it may be advisable to have your lawyer review the agreement. When choosing a lawyer, it is important to use one familiar with the process of buying a business. Business brokers are not qualified to give legal advice, and likewise, lawyers are not experienced in selling businesses. Your lawyer will be looking after your interests just as the lawyer for the seller will be doing for their client, and the agreement must be workable for both parties. Ultimately the lawyer works for you, and you must have a say in everything that is done. Once you have signed the agreement, it is then presented to the business owner who will either accept it or make the necessary alterations before returning the agreement to you for your acceptance or further alteration. This is called negotiation and the agreement may go back and forth several times until both parties are in agreement. This is the work of the business broker who will liaise between both parties and often, through experience, bring solutions that can result in both parties reaching an agreement.

Gathering all the information you need to make an informed decision should start with the basics.

 

Price – is the business within your budget and can you fund the purchase?
Location – is the business suitable for you and is it in a good area for this type of business?
Lease – how long is the lease and are there rights of renewal (ROR)?
Rent – how much is the rent and other associated outgoings?
Staff – how many employees (full-time or part-time)?
Income – how much money will you earn? How long has the business been operating?

Confidentiality is paramount, and your business broker will arrange a time with the business owner for you to inspect the business.

 

A physical inspection of the business should come at a time when you have considered the financial information given to you, are satisfied with this and wish to proceed further. Remember, however, that the owner of a business will be very sensitive about your visit. On the one hand they will want to provide you with all the information you require, yet on the other hand, they will not want the staff to know why you are really there. Please respect this sensitivity and have the courtesy not to embarrass the owner.

We are often asked what the perfect business is. There is no perfect business as each business and industry has its own unique set of challenges for the owner. It is important to buy a business in an industry that you relate to and believe you can learn and be comfortable with. We have sold businesses where the owners have moved into an industry with no experience but they could relate well to that industry. Look to buy a business with an eye towards what you can do with it, how you can improve it and how you can use your ideas and enthusiasm to make it more profitable and productive.

 

A new owner can sometimes see potential in a business that the current owner can’t see simply because of the new owner’s skills. Whatever the type of business, make sure that it will be fun for you and you will enjoy what you do.

A professional business broker can provide you with many different business opportunities including some that you may never have considered. Frequently we have people buying businesses they had never considered buying until the business broker explained how this business could be suited to them. All our brokers have owned their own businesses, understand and relate to the process you as a buyer are going through and can provide you with helpful information on the business you are considering buying.
An experienced specialist business broker has industry knowledge that can assist you when considering buying a business and will normally have a selection of businesses for you to compare. Our brokers have prepared the necessary information, gathered financial documentation and compiled it in an information memorandum for you to review.

 

There is no cost to you in buying through a business broker; their fee is paid by the seller.

It is important to have a business broker who is knowledgeable in the industry you want to buy into. Our brokers specialise in business categories that they have experience in, thus giving you a business broker knowledgeable in that industry and experienced in the process of buying and selling a business.

Please use the search bar on the top right-hand side to find that special business you are looking for and Register with us for regular email updates. If you would like an Advanced Search click here. You can also contact a Businesses4Sale broker directly and enhance the probability of finding the right business for you.

When you make contact with our company, ask for the broker who specialises in the type of business you are seeking to buy. At any one time, Businesses4Sale has over 220 businesses for sale.

It is important to have a business broker who is knowledgeable in the industry you want to buy into. Our brokers specialise in business categories that they have experience in, thus giving you a business broker knowledgeable in that industry and experienced in the process of buying and selling a business.

Please use the search bar on the top right-hand side to find that special business you are looking for and Register with us for regular email updates. If you would like an Advanced Search click here. You can also contact a Businesses4Sale broker directly and enhance the probability of finding the right business for you.

When you make contact with our company, ask for the broker who specialises in the type of business you are seeking to buy. At any one time, Businesses4Sale has over 220 businesses for sale.

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